Interesting phone call earlier from a friend who’d just got back from a short holiday and ‘caught up’ on my last Blog. She told me a little about their holiday then asked if I had considered putting up a couple of pages from my new book.
Well, no, I haven’t really considered it as us authors are always ‘guarded’ about putting up ‘pre-release’ material before it has actually been published. Its not as if anybody could possibly ‘steal’ anything as all the material relates directly to myself; its rather that I’d just rather wait until the book (or books) have been released in hard copy before giving any ‘sneak previews’! I don’t know. Maybe one or two A5 pages of my new autobiography wouldn’t break this accepted rule, but it might be seen as boring if taken out of context to the rest of the story as it all happened. And the last thing I want to do is ‘bore’ anybody! I am talking about the autobiography here which will probably hit 450-500 pages. That’s a lot, and she was right when she said that could not distract from the whole. But I’ll have to think about it because I don’t want to incur the wrath of anybody without proper agreement and consultation. (The person I have in mind doesn’t live that far away but her decision would be absolutely final! Maybe she won’t mind – we’ll just have to see).
One thing is certain, however, this only applies (if it applies at all) to the autobiography. “Pact with the Devil” is another book entirely and is so ‘dynamental’ (yes, I know that is not a proper word – but just read for that ‘dynamite’!) it cannot be previewed in any way until its release in hard cover copy.
But regarding the autobiography: Maybe K would agree to a couple of pages – I really don’t know. She’ll certainly know about the suggestion though as she reads my Blog methodically.
Lovely and hot again today. I really don’t mind the heat; just an excuse for one or two cold beers! It’s the sort of weather that encourages ‘skimpy’ clothing. And you know, I don’t mind that either!
So. What else is there? Nothing really. Just loads of typed words waiting to be put onto paper. And believe me, when that really happens, the word ‘dynamite’ will become obsolete in the dictionary!
Have fun everyone!